Saturday, October 29, 2016
Camp Randall Stadium
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Camp Randall Stadium. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Cornhuskers are 4-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-6-0. The Badgers have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 6-1-0 against the spread.
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Tommy Armstrong finished with 252 yards through the air for Nebraska last week. He completed 17 passes out of 31 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Cornhuskers were led in rushing by Terrell Newby, who finished with 82 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Brandon Reilly was the team leader in receiving with a total of 73 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Nebraska got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 409 yards for the game. The Cornhuskers ran for 157 yards on 37 attempts.
Alex Hornibrook finished with 197 yards passing for Wisconsin last week. He went 11 for 19, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Badgers were led on the ground by Corey Clement, who finished with 134 yards on 35 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Quintez Cephus led the team in receiving with 57 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. Wisconsin had 20 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 423 yards for the contest. The Badgers ran for 167 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Nebraska scores 34.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 39th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15 passes on 27.4 attempts for a 54.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 236 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 59th in college football. The Cornhuskers run for an average of 211.4 yards per game on 45.6 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 35th in the nation. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 447.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 39th overall this season. The Cornhuskers average 22.7 first downs per game which ranks them 42nd in the country. They accumulate 63.3 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 37th in the nation.
Nebraska allows 218.4 passing yards per game, ranking 55th in D-1, and they allow 17.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 20.3 completions on 34.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Cornhuskers allow 124.4 rushing yards per game on 29.9 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 27th in the country. Nebraska allows 342.9 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 21st in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 46.1 yards per game, ranking them 26th among D-1 teams.
Wisconsin averages 24.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 97th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.1 passes per game on 27.4 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 209 yards through the air per game, ranking them 90th in Division 1. The Badgers run for an average of 173 yards per game on 44.1 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 65th on the ground. They also run 71.6 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 382 yards per game, ranking them 89th in the country on offense. The Badgers get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 85th in the nation. They average 32.4 penalty yards per game via 3.1 penalties, ranking them 123rd in college football.
Wisconsin allows an average of 197.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 29th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 14.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th in the nation. They give up 17.1 completions on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3 per game. The Badgers allow 102.9 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the country. Wisconsin allows 300.6 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 9th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 45.4 yards in each contest, ranking 25th in the nation.
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska is 1-6-0 against the over/under this season
Nebraska has an ATS record of 4-2-1 this season
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 6-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/24/16 WR Jordan Westerkamp Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/23/16 CB Eric Lee Jr. Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/23/16 OL Nick Gates Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/17/16 TE Cethan Carter Elbow out indefinitely
08/19/16 OL Corey Whitaker Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 OL Jerald Foster Knee out for season
10/24/16 LB Jack Cichy Pectoral out for season
10/24/16 CB Natrell Jamerson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/24/16 NT Olive Sagapolu Arm is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 FB Alec Ingold Arm "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 CB Derrick Tindal Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 WR Robert Wheelwright Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 LB T.J. Watt Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 LB Zack Baun Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 OL Jon Dietzen Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 S Keelon Brookins Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/20/16 LS Jake Cesear Undisclosed has left team
09/29/16 K Rafael Gaglianone Back out for season
09/10/16 OL George Panos Shoulder out for season
09/05/16 LB Chris Orr Leg out for season
08/25/16 OL Dan Voltz Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska
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